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Sinclairville Man Arrested After Police Find Him Driving Stolen Vehicle

first_imgSINCLAIRVILLE – A Village of Sinclairville man was arrested Sunday after New York State Police say he was pulled over in a stolen vehicle.Troopers say Dakota Barber, 28, was pulled over for a traffic violation on Park Street.Through investigation, troopers discovered that the license plates did not belong to the vehicle, which was reported stolen from California.Additionally, the license plates were reported stolen from a truck stop in Tennessee, police say. Barber is charged with fourth and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.Police say Barber was placed under arrest, processed at State Police Barracks in Jamestown and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Indictment Against Man Charged With Multiple Arson Counts Dismissed

first_imgROCHESTER – New York State’s Fourth Appellate Division ruled Friday that they’ve unanimously dismissed the indictment against Jonathan H. Young, 22, who was charged in connection with numerous fires in the Jamestown/Falconer area.The Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office previously appealed a decision from Judge David Foley dated Feb. 8, 2019 suppressing statements that Young allegedly made to Pennsylvania State Police. Young was indicted on 14 counts of arson and 11 counts of criminal mischief.Assistant District Attorney John Zuroski appeared before New York State’s 4th Appellate Division in December to argue the appeal of a ruling that suppressed evidence against Young.Zuroski told the court that Jamestown Police did not participate in questioning, but rather, observed Pennsylvania State Police interrogate Young. The troopers, according to Zuroski, were primarily focused on their case, not the case in New York. Kaixi Xu, who represented Young, argued that Pennsylvania State Police acted as “agents” of the Jamestown Police Department. Furthermore, Xu said that Young should have been re-mirandized when asked questions about New York’s case.When reached for comment, Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson declined.WNYNewsNow also reached Chautauqua County Public Defender Ned Barone via phone for comment Friday evening Barone said that his office, along with Young, are “thrilled” with the outcome.“We’re extremely thrilled with the decision,” Barone said. “I know they took a little bit of extra time given the importance (of the case). I think the appellate division saw it for what it was.”“I think it’s a win for our fundamental rights (rather than for his office and Young)…Don’t forget, he spent over a year in jail on these charges.”Barone said that the District Attorney could refile charges if they so choose. The attorney added that Young was released from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office this afternoon.WNYNewsNow will continue to follow the story. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cattaraugus County Healthcare Worker Contracts COVID-19

first_imgLITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Health Department was notified of its 30th confirmed case of COVID-19 on Monday.Officials say the case involves a female healthcare worker who resides in the northeastern part of the county.“She developed what she thought was a sinus infection and loss of taste and smell and was tested for COVID-19 on April 17,” said health officials. “The results of her test on April 18 indicated that she was positive for COVID-19.”The healthcare worker is now resting at home and under quarantine with her family. “She and her family will be assessed for any medical support that we can provide and we will monitor their symptoms closely,” furthered officials. “The department has begun a thorough contact tracing investigation for those individuals that they have been in contact with and the places that they have visited.”So far, 12 people have recovered from the virus and 18 cases remain active in Cattaraugus County.Related: No New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Chautauqua County Monday Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Jamestown Resident Announces State Assembly Campaign

first_imgJAMESTOWN – Christina Cardinale announced Saturday her Democratic candidacy for New York State’s 150th Assembly District, where she will face incumbent Republican Assemblyman Andy Goodell in this fall’s election.“I’m both humbled and honored regarding the nomination,” says Cardinale. “The current state of the world is alarming, but, I see this as a momentous opportunity to help our county. We can come back from this. We can move forward. We can fix what’s broken.”Born to a working-class family, Cardinale says she has a passion for improving her community. Cardinale is adamant about productive measures to assist the citizens of Chautauqua County.“Before the pandemic, our county’s poverty rate was at 18.5%,” says Cardinale. “Female-led households with children have a poverty rate of 50%. 12% of people under 65 did not have health insurance. We were in distress long before the threat of a global crisis.” Cardinale stresses the importance of preemptive safety measures during the pandemic. She also prioritizes bold advocation for the county afterwards.“We need to fight for the working-class, we’re the backbone of society. We need someone who will battle the struggle, because they’ve lived with the struggle,” says Cardinale. “We need better representation in Albany. Let me be the person to fight for Chautauqua County. Let me be your champion.”Moving forward, Cardinale wants to bring trust and transparency back to the political system. She plans to challenge politics on a fundamental level.“There are too many wealthy people in politics. They can only see the world from one point of view.” says Cardinale. “We keep recycling the same corrupt dynasty. It’s like a game of monarchy musical-chairs,” Cardinale says. “‘Business as usual’ is killing us.”Cardinale plans to launch a social media-based campaign as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues.“I’ve made myself available to the public. It’s 2020. No more absent politicians,” she says. “I encourage everyone to ‘like’ the Cardinale For Assembly page via Facebook. You can also visit my website to get to know me better.”For more visit christinacardinale.com for Christina Cardinale’s campaign platform and donation information. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Mark Rylance is Spielberg’s BFG & More

first_img View Comments Mark Rylance is Spielberg’s BFG Three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance has been tapped by Steven Spielberg to lead his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel The BFG. “As I witnessed on stage, Mark Rylance is a transformational actor,” said the legendary director in a statement. While we wait for a first look at Rylance’s Big Friendly Giant, we’ve got his upcoming star turn in Wolf Hall on the small screen to look forward to. Emma Stone’s Bedroom Practice Emma Stone has been opening up about stepping into the iconic role of Sally Bowles—and turns out she’s been practicing Cabaret’s title song for some time. “I’ve been singing it in my bedroom or in my head for 16 years,” she told the Wall Street Journal. “I don’t really know yet where it will land or how it will all end up, but it’s just the coolest, coolest thing, and I’m really happy and excited.” We’re happy to see you on Broadway, too, Ms. Stone! The star begins performances at the Kit Kat Klub on November 11. Related Shows Is Clinton, The Musical, Eyeing 2016 Run? Since a certain former Secretary of State seems to be eyeing a 2016 run, it makes perfect sense for this show to as well! Tony Nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu) will play Hillary Rodham Clinton opposite Tony Nominee Alan Campbell (Mamma Mia!, Sunset Boulevard) as WJ Clinton in a workshop of NYMT hit Clinton, The Musical. The industry-only presentation will take place on November 6 and 7 and also feature Duke LaFoon, two-time Emmy Winner Judy Gold, Kevin Zaks, Veronica Kuehn, Darren Bluestone, Josh Lamon and Kara Guy. Cabaret Watch Pan Tease Us Some More Good News! The trailers for Peter Pan Live! are getting slightly longer. We now have a 30 second teaser for the telecast, which involves glimpses of Allison Williams and Christopher Walken in costume while dramatic music plays in the background. Hopefully we’ll get a sneak peek of what Broadway faves Christian Borle, Kelli O’Hara and all those Newsies will be getting up to on December 4 soon! Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015last_img read more

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Let It Go: Idina Menzel-Led If/Then Announces Closing Date

first_imgAs Liz (not to be confused with Beth) screlts, “What the f*ck?!” If/Then, the Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey musical starring Tony winner and Broadway supernova Idina Menzel, has announced that it will close its doors for good on March 22. When it ends its run, the show will have played 29 previews and 401 performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.Featuring music by Kitt and and a book and lyrics by Yorkey, If/Then tells the story of Elizabeth (Menzel), a woman on the verge of turning 40 who returns to New York City to make a fresh start. The tuner premiered at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. in November 2013.In addition to Menzel, If/Then stars Tony winner LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence. The ensemble includes Joe Cassidy, Miguel Cervantes, Curtis Holbrook, Tyler McGee, Ryann Redmond, Joe Aaron Reid, Gabrielle Ruiz and Ann Sanders. Star Files View Comments Related Shows Idina Menzel Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 If/Thenlast_img read more

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Sunny Afternoon & Angela Lansbury Honored at Oliviers

first_imgSunny Afternoon was the big winner at the Olivier Awards on April 12, garnering the most awards, four, for any single production including Best Musical. A View From The Bridge won three—Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong and Best Director for Ivo Van Hove. Other notable honorees at the U.K.’s equivalent of the Tonys, held once again at London’s Royal Opera House, include Angela Lansbury, winning her first Olivier for Blithe Spirit and Wolf Hall’s Nathaniel Parker, who is currently reprising his now Olivier-winning role of Henry VIII on Broadway.The compete list of winners is as follows:BEST NEW MUSICALSunny AfternoonBEST MUSICAL REVIVALCity Of AngelsBEST NEW PLAYKing Charles IIIBEST REVIVALA View From The BridgeBEST NEW COMEDYThe Play That Goes WrongAUDIENCE AWARDWickedBEST ENTERTAINMENT AND FAMILYLa SoiréeBEST ACTORMark Strong for A View From The BridgeBEST ACTRESSPenelope Wilton for Taken At MidnightBEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLENathaniel Parker for Wolf Hall and Bring Up The BodiesBEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLEAngela Lansbury for Blithe SpiritBEST ACTOR IN A MUSICALJohn Dagleish for Sunny AfternoonBEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICALKatie Brayben for Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalBEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICALGeorge Maguire for Sunny AfternoonBEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICALLorna Want for Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalBEST DIRECTORIvo Van Hove for A View From The BridgeBEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHERSergio Trujillo for Memphis The MusicalBEST LIGHTING DESIGNHoward Harrison for City Of AngelsBEST SET DESIGNEs Devlin for The NetherBEST COSTUME DESIGNChristopher Oram for Wolf Hall and Bring Up The BodiesBEST SOUND DESIGNGareth Owen for Memphis The MusicalOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICRay Davies for Sunny AfternoonOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AN AFFILIATE THEATREBull at The Maria at Young VicBEST NEW OPERA PRODUCTIONThe Mastersingers Of NurembergOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERARichard Jones for his direction of The Girl Of The Golden West, The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg and RodelindaOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCECrystal Pite for her choreography in the productions of The Associates: A Picture Of You Falling, The Tempest Replica and Polarisat Sadler’s WellsBEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION32 Rue Vandenbranden and Juliet And Romeo – Tie.This year’s Special Award winners were Sylvie Guillem and Kevin Spacey. View Commentslast_img read more

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Penn & Teller Pull a Rabbit Out of a Hat (and Then Some)

first_img Related Shows View Comments The legendary magic duo Penn and Teller stopped by The Tonight Show on August 4 to share some laughs and illusions with Jimmy Fallon. The two conclude their Broadway stint at the Marquis Theatre on August 16, and according to Penn Jillette, Las Vegas is more than ready to have them back: “When they name the theater after you and paint your picture 300 feet tall on the side of the hotel, and you tell them you want to go to a different place and do a show for a while, they get angry.” The two then proceeded to pull a bunny out of a hat. Sure, it’s cliché, but with these two, you should already know to expect the unexpected. Check it out below! Penn & Teller Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 16, 2015last_img read more

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Chris Myers on Retail Hell & Being Behind Bars in Whorl Inside a Loop

first_img View Comments Age: 27Hometown: New York CityCurrent Role: Playing convicted felon Jeffrey, who is more vulnerable and shy than his fellow inmates, as well as a lisping female minister, a five-year-old boy and a certain crisply coiffed presidential candidate in Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott’s prison-set drama Whorl Inside a Loop.Stage Cred: Myers won an Obie Award for his performance in last season’s An Octoroon. His other off-Broadway credits include Brownsville Song, Little Children Dream of God and more.“I grew up on the Upper West Side and still live there. I was an only child with a single mom. There was a lot of empty space in my life for my imagination to keep me occupied.”“I observed an acting class doing King Lear. The guy playing King Lear was absent, so the teacher turned to me and said, ‘You’re not just going to watch—you’re going to get up here.’ That was my introduction to acting; I was nine.”“My first job was at Pinkberry in SoHo. The customers were a lot of fashion people. It was not for me. Then I worked at Converse, where the shoppers were a lot of Europeans on vacation. I couldn’t take it.”“I was supporting myself as a DJ for a while after Juilliard. Working as an actor started to conflict with that—you can’t be in the club until four when you have an audition the next morning. I am now supporting myself solely as an actor; it’s been an adjustment.”“An Octoroon came out of nowhere for me, but it was such an important experience. It was jarring and mind-blowingly weird, but I knew I could put my heart into it. I was expecting protests outside the theater, not unanimous critical appraisal.”“I’ve been privileged to work on some pieces that have social implications and Whorl Inside a Loop fits that pattern. I’ve taught in prisons and marched for prison reform; the themes the play is dealing with are really important to me.” Related Shows Whorl Inside a Loop Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 27, 2015last_img read more

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Shocking Water.

first_imgWashing foods with electrolyzed water can sometimes be up to10 times more effective at killing harmful bacteria than traditionalrinsing techniques, according to one University of Georgia scientist.”Currently, the food industry washes foods with a chlorinesolution to kill bacteria,” said Yen Con Hung, a food scientistat UGA’s Center for Food Safety and Quality Enhancement in Griffin,Ga. “This method is effective, but it takes time to mix thechlorine solution and to ensure the correct concentration of residualchlorine in the solution.”Hunghas been testing a new method, which uses a combination of water,electricity and a salt solution to enhance the properties of water.The water and salt solution flow through a machine called an electrolyzedoxidizing water unit. The positive ions run through one side,and the negative ions through the other. The result is two formsof water; one very acidic and one with very high pH levels.Kills Bacteria BetterTesting the two waters in his laboratory, Hung found the acidicwater very effective at killing harmful bacteria. “We havetested this water on shell eggs, apples, lettuce and cutting boards,”Hung said. “It has a very strong bacterial killing effect,and for some applications has better effect than the currentlyused water/chlorine solutions.”Working with UGA sensory specialists, Hung put the acidic waterthrough consumer tests. “We had trained panelists compareproducts which were not treated to products treated with the water,”he said. “They found no differences in color, appearanceor smell.”Powerful SanitizerHung also tested the high pH water and found it to be extremelyuseful as a sanitizer. “It works like a soap, and it easesthe attachment of proteins and lipids in food materials to thefood preparation and processing surfaces,” Hung said.Hung’s research findings were published just a few months agoand he is already getting response from the food industry. “Thedevice is manufactured in Japan and Russia, and it isn’t beingused in the United States, yet,” he said. “We have alreadyheard from companies that are interested in using the processhere in the U.S.”Perfect for Food Service OperationsHung envisions the process being used by food service operationsfirst. “The small unit could easily be used in food servicefacilities,” Hung said. “It’s easier for workers touse so there would be no excuses for not using it. There’s nothingto prepare and mix, and you wouldn’t have to leave customers waiting.”He says the unit could also be useful in food processing plants.”In mass production, this technology would be very cost effective,”Hung said. “When you want to use it, you push a button. Youdon’t have to worry with mixing up concentrated liquids, and it’smore effective than chlorine rinses.”May Be Useful to ProcessorsIn the future, Hung plans to test the application of electrolyzedoxidized water during chicken processing. “We want to usethe water on chicken carcasses to see if it cuts down on the levelsof salmonella and campylobacter,” Hung said. “If itdoes, this treatment could be incorporated into chicken processingplants.”Hungalso plans to test the water on food products that are hard totreat to remove bacteria. “You can’t use heat to kill bacteriaon products like fresh berries and seafood like raw oysters,”Hung said. “The food needs to be safe, but no one wants theiroysters to be cooked. They wouldn’t be raw oysters any longer.”He also plans to further study what makes the water so effectiveand which properties in the water work best at killing bacteria.Home Use Down the Road”In Japan, there are home units similar to this that areused for treating water,” Hung said. “It purifies drinkingwater and lowers the pH levels.”Hung says he hopes to someday see U.S. consumers using homeversions of the electrolyzed water units. “It would be handyand could easily clean your food and sanitize your kitchen,”he said. “Until then, consumers should continue to wash theirfood products at home before preparing them for their families.”(Photographs by Sharon Omahen.) This story is another in a weekly series called “Planting the Seed: Science for the New Millennium.” These stories feature ideas and advances in agricultural and environmental sciences with implications for the future.last_img read more